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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 21
February 6, 2014
In This Issue
State of Debate
Making a Splash
Singing Sensation
Community Spotlight
Senior Spotlight
Auction Update
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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~Hodding Carter  

State of Debate

Debate Club Claims State Awards

Fifteen members of the Lakehill Debate Team recently attended the YMCA's 67th annual Texas State Youth and Government conference held at the state Capitol in Austin, bringing home top individual and club awards.


Five Lakehill teams participated in State Affairs Forum, a component in which teams take a pro or con stance on a key issue and engage in rounds of legislative debate.All five teams advanced to the second round and three of the teams advanced to the final round.
Lakehill's club was selected as Premiere Delegation at the conference. John Devine was elected State Affairs Forum Chair, a statewide position, and Outstanding Club Delegate.

Gaby Gonzalez and Christian Giadolor were awarded Outstanding Delegates for State Affairs Forum.
Monty McKnight, who participated in the Model UN, authored a resolution on landmines that was passed in the General Assembly.  
Sponsor Jamie Thorne stated that she was very proud of her debaters, calling them the "best group we've ever taken to a state conference!" She added, "Everyone participated to the fullest extent."

Making A Splash

Lakehill Swimmers Headed to State

Lakehill Varsity swimmers Emily Allton and Rachel Myers are headed to state for the second year in a row. After competing last year as Lakehill's first Varsity swimmers, the girls were excited to take on new challenges in this year's TAPPS Division III Regional Swim Meet on January 31. "We chose different races this year," said Myers, "so we had a lot of nervous energy going to the races which really helped us."


Allton, a senior, swam the 100-meter breaststroke and placed third. Myers, a junior, took third place in both the 100-meter and the 50-meter freestyle. Both girls will now compete in the State Meet on February 14 in San Antonio. 


Allton said, "The Regional Meet was very exciting and a lot of fun, and I'm so glad I get to represent Lakehill one last time at the State Swim Meet." 


Lucia Dunlap, Marketing Intern, Class of 2014

Special Contributor 

Singing Sensation

Junior Performs with All-State Choir

The Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All-State Choir convened in San Marcos on January 30-February 1.


Lakehill junior Kelly Werther, was selected from over 700 Texas students to participate in the All-State Choir. Being selected for the All-State Choir is the highest honor bestowed upon a high school choir student.

Every November, 160 private high school students - forty basses, forty tenors, forty altos, and forty sopranos - are selected from across Texas to perform in the TPSMEA All-State Choir. The students learn eight challenging pieces on their own, then convene in San Marcos to rehearse with a well-respected clinician and prepare for the All-State concert, along with the All-State Orchestra, All-State Band, and All-State Jazz Band.

Choir members attended a variety of clinics and rehearsals. After a collective seventeen and a half hours of rehearsal, students performed in a public concert on Saturday, February 1 in the Evans Auditorium at Texas State University in San Marcos. 


"Working with such a focused group of singers was a great experience, and I feel like I really learned something new when practicing and performing there," said Werther. "This was the first time I have auditioned, and I was really nervous," explained Werther, who reined in her nerves and even auditioned for a solo in San Marcos. "To be recognized as the eighth best alto in the state is just amazing," she said. "I had no idea." 

Community Spotlight

Seventh and Eighth Grade Classes Donate $750 to Genesis Women's Shelter

The seventh and eighth grade classes culminated a successful campaign to raise money for Genesis Women's Shelter with the presentation of a $750 check to the organization. Katie Myers, Donations Coordinator for Genesis, spoke to the students and accepted the check on behalf of the organization. 


The money raised by the students was a result of their Powder Puff football game in November, where the girls squared off in the game for charity, while the boys coached and cheered on their teams. Concession sales, spirit items, and a half-time punting contest all added to the excitement. 


Eighth grade Class President Mia Vafa explained,"Genesis is there to help women and children when they have nowhere else to go. I have been impressed with the work that they do for a long time. I am grateful they were able to present to our classes at Lakehill. It is a good message for both girls and boys to hear."  Vafa says she is eager to stay involved with Genesis, and is already working on additional projects.


Seventh grade Class President Kate Langley agreed, "We chose Genesis because they are a well run local charity helping women and children. This was the perfect opportunity to help."


"It was so wonderful to meet the seventh and eighth graders of Lakehill," Myers exclaimed after her visit. "I am impressed by all the hard work they put into their event. The beautiful card they made for us is on display in our front office for everyone to see. I look forward to working with this special group again soon."

Senior Spotlight

National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates

In an effort to reveal the hidden talents, personalities, and accomplishments of Lakehill's most experienced students, the National Junior Honor Society presents:

NJHS Spotlight on Seniors!

This week's senior: Ethan Harrison-Weil

Having attended Lakehill since first grade, Ethan Harrison-Weil says his favorite thing about our school is the teachers. He loves his close relationships with them, going so far as to say that they are "like family."  Consequently, Ethan works hard and diligently at his studies, as his teachers will attest.


Ethan's hobbies while not at school include hanging out with friends, reading, playing video games, listening to his favorite music and rock climbing. Lakehill has allowed him to pursue this last hobby for a P.E. credit in the past.


Ethan's favorite class has been Philosophy because he likes the class discussions and the reading. This preference shows his love of sharing ideas and thinking critically. He is looking forward to continuing this pursuit of learning at the university level. He is considering attending Oberlin, the University of Puget Sound, or Colorado College. A National Merit Semifinalist and diligent student, Ethan is an excellent example of what learning at Lakehill is all about.


By: James Praeger, eighth grade 

Auction Update
Get your Auction Tickets Now!
Early Bird Pricing Ends February 7! 
The Lakehill Benefit Auction,  A NIGHT AT STUDIO 54, is just two weeks away! Early bird pricing ends Friday. Buy your tickets today at www.lakehillstudio54.com
Raffle tickets are now on sale! One lucky winner can choose from a $3,000 Tuition Credit or $3,000 in North Park Gold! Look for Auction volunteers in the carpool line!
Sports Snippets


Boys Varsity Basketball 

The Lakehill Warriors took on DeSoto Canterbury on January 31. The last time the Warriors faced Canterbury, they suffered a heart-breaking, last-minute loss, but this time the Warriors had a full team and were stronger than ever.

The Warriors consistently led Canterbury each quarter, leaving them with no hope of victory. The Warriors, in second place at the time, crushed fourth-place Canterbury, 81-54. Once again, Prince Giadolor had an outstanding night with 35 points, 7 assists, and 6 steals, while Johnathan Page had 18 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Cole Ellis played a key role in the victory with 12 points, 2 blocks, and 3 steals. 


See more pictures from the game against DeSoto Canterbury here and here.  


The Warriors next set their sights on the district's top-ranked team, Tyler Street, on February 4. The Warriors came out strong, leading Tyler Street 39-25 at half. In the second half, the Warriors kept pushing, knowing that losing the game would ruin their chance of becoming district champions. The Warriors won 70-49, claiming sole possession of first place in district and are just two wins away from a district championship. 

Giadolor had the team high with 27 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals. Drew Norman played a major role in the game with 13 points, 3 assist, and 2 steals. Ellis contributed a total of 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Returning starter, Brandon Shaw, added 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. 


By Brandon Shaw, Athletics Intern, Class of 2014

Girls Varsity Basketball 

The Varsity Girls Basketball team rebounded from a 37-48 loss to Canterbury on January 31, to beat Tyler Street 65-21 on February 4. Basketball team won 65-21 on February 4 against Tyler Street. The girls next take on Fairhill on the road on February 7. 
See more pictures from the game against DeSoto Canterbury
here and here.
Basketball Spirit Week 

Lakehill's school spirit was in full swing as students embarked on Basketball Spirit Week.    

Toward the end of each basketball season, it is a Lakehill tradition to select students who are the basketball teams' number one fans. The Sweetheart is selected by the boys' basketball team and the Beau is selected by the girls' basketball team.

Nominees were announced during the Pep Rally on January 30 and included Johnathan PageDrew NormanPrince GiadolorKeith MitchellHudson Trent, and Brandon Shaw
In a special ceremony following the Varsity Girls' game on Friday night, Maia Heard and Keith Mitchell, both seniors, were chosen as Basketball Beau and Sweetheart.

See more pictures here.


Middle School Basketball 

The Middle School Boys Basketball team racked up three consecutive wins, beginning with a sound 47-20 defeat over Selwyn on January 27. The team next defeated Dallas Academy 57-16 on January 30. The final victory of the week came on Friday, January 31, as the boys headed to DeSoto to defeat Canterbury 56-42.


The Middle School Girls seventh grade basketball team suffered a 9-44 loss to Dallas Thunder while the eighth grade team won 37-16 over DeSoto Canterbury. 


Middle School Soccer

soccer shoes

The Lakehill Middle School Soccer team won 3-2 at home against Prince of Peace (POP) on February 4.

In the rematch against POP, the Warriors went up early on a break-away goal by Ben Palmer. They were also fortunate to score on a long offering from Heather Hines that bounced past the POP keeper midway through the first half. 

The Warriors stifled a couple of POP late-scoring opportunities thanks to the play of Jason Herron and Lakehill took a 2-0 lead into the half. 

The Warriors started the second half by carving their way through the defense with precision passing. Ryan Davis scored a tap-in thanks to passes from Maya Desai and Ben Palmer. 

The Lakehill defense was caught off guard by a couple of late rushes in the second half that led to two goals for the opposition. Ultimately, the Warriors won 3-2.
This Week at the ESC

The third grade focused on developing the scientific skills by rotating through a series of activities in which they measured, observed, and used their senses to make even more observations. They found the mass of a variety of balls, determined which ones would sink or float, heard which ones sounded the loudest, and determined which bounced the highest. 


Second grade had to reschedule their visit for their annual Eye Dissection due to weather.


Save the Date for Lower School ESCape to Nature 

Spring is right around the corner and we want to celebrate with you. Parents are invited to join their children at Lower School ESCape to Nature Week March 3-7. Come welcome Spring by joining us for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please bring a picnic lunch for you and your child to enjoy in the Great Hall. If weather permits, we will move outside (bring a blanket)!


Each day of the week a different Lower School grade will come to the ESC. 

4th Grade -  March 3

3rd Grade - March 4

2nd Grade - March 5

1st Grade - March 6

Kindergarten - March 7


There will be opportunities to browse through the activities that students have participated in this year and to get a glimpse of what next year will bring. Lower School students enjoy this day and we hope you will be able to join us! Due to the nature of the day, it is best to leave siblings at home. Parents should look for an informational letter in this week's Friday Folders.

See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   
February 6
All after-school activities have been canceled.
February 7
PFC General Meeting 
Cafeteria, 8:15 a.m. 
February 13
Lower School Jump Rope for Heart
February 13
Roman Banquet  
Seventh and eighth grades, noon - 3:30 p.m. 

February 13
Middle School Valentine's Dance (7th and 8th grade)

ESC, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


February 13
End of Term 4 


February 14-17
Winter Break 

No classes on Friday and Monday - enjoy your holiday! 


February 14 - 17
US Trip to New York 


February 18
Lakehill Day at Genghis Grill 

Just mention Lakehill a percentage of your check will be donated to our school! 


February 21
Studio 54 Benefit Auction 

Find out more.


February 22
US Talent Showcase 

7:00 p.m. in The Commons 


March 3-6
Middle School Adventure Week 
Middle School Adventure Week will be here before you know it! Please contact Kaye Hauschild with any questions.

The Warrior Shop is Open!
Visit us for all your spirit wear needs!
Mondays, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m.